Inspired by personal identity, the natural world, and the fear of dying, the three young artists in this year’s Jerwood/Photoworks Awards exhibition are presenting very different work. Picked out as winners in January 2017, all three have received a year of mentoring on their work from industry specialists such as photographer Mitch Epstein, publisher Michael Mack, and gallerist Maureen Paley. They each also received a bursary of £5000 and access to a production fund of another £5000, to make new work which goes on show in London’s Jerwood Space from 17 January-11 March then tours to Bradford and Belfast.
Fariba Farshad, founding director of Photo London and one of the judges of the International Photography Award 2018, sheds light on what makes for a compelling solo show.
Britain’s biggest photo fair is now an established event – so it’s organisers are pushing the boundaries this year with a headline show by Taryn Simon and more work by cutting-edge artists